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Farewell, King of Pop

Also participating will be basketball stars Kobe Bryant and Magic Johnson; singers Jennifer Hudson, John Mayer and Smokey Robinson; and activists Martin Luther King III and the Rev. Al Sharpton, according to an announcement released on behalf of the Jackson family.

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Reps probe $4.44bn NLNG dividend

The contention over the NLNG funds, it was learned, followed a conflict in the records made available to the House Committee by the NNPC, the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation and the Budget Office of the Federation domiciled at the Federal Ministry of Finance.

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Dangote wants cement import banned

Dangote and his co-cement manufacturers alleged in the petition that the Ministry of Commerce and Industry had allowed the importation of cement into the country at the expense of local manufacturers.
The petitioners, it was learnt, argued that local manufacturers had invested a lot in machinery and equipment to set up factories to produce cement locally.

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Yar’Adua, VP lose severance pay

“For example in the case of Mr. President and Vice President, the severance gratuity of 300% was canceled because they were entitled to pensions for life by virtue of section 84 sub-section 5 of the constitution, the hardship allowance was however reduced from 50% to 30%”, he added.

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